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K-State Today

November 21, 2016

Gifts from K-Staters help others during crises

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Crisis Center offers 24-hour hotlines and crisis intervention, safe shelter, food and subsistence, advocacy, referrals, children's services, support groups for women and children, supportive counseling and assistance with protection orders.

The center depends on gifts from individuals, churches and community organizations such as the United Way for its existence.

As of Sept. 30, Crisis Center advocates:

  • Answered 1,494 calls to crisis hotlines. 
  • Provided services in person to an average of 217 new victims per quarter. 
  • Provided safe shelter to an average of 33 victims per month, 5,221 shelter nights. 
  • Provided two 14-hour volunteer training workshops completed by 43 people. 
  • Assisted 102 victims in securing protection orders. 
  • Provided criminal justice support on 111 occasions, and civil court advocacy 176 times.

The Crisis Center serves Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie and Riley counties and Fort Riley.

Help for nonprofit agencies like the Crisis Center can be provided by donating to the United Way campaign. Contributions of any amount are encouraged through HRIS/Employee Self Service so efforts are counted toward the K-State United Way campaign. Please make your pledges by Dec. 8. You can designate a gift to the United Way in your community to make sure the funds stay local.

Learn more about the campaign and how your donation makes a difference at k-state.edu/unitedway. For more information about Konza United Way, visit konzaunitedway.org

For more information, contact the K-State United Way campaign committee at ksuuw@k-state.edu.